This was a fairly common sight in Uptown during the mid-1970s. Men hung out in front of the bars, pawn shops, and currency exchanges. When women walked by them, the women could feel the stares. It was like being on a runway at a fashion show. The women usually tried to discourage the men by avoiding eye contact and pretending that they didn’t exist. Still, they felt awkward. Many have written me about similar scenes to say how the stares made them feel. One used the words “predators and prey.” She carried brass knuckles in her purse and kept her eyes straight ahead.